Prevent natural insect repellent is free from DEET, other chemicals, synthetic pesticide, alcohol, and animal-based products. (August 08, 2014 ) Maple Valley , Washington -- Ovvio Oils' recently launched natural insect repellent Prevent is receiving positive reviewsfrom early buyers. The Washington-based company had launched the DEET-free, all-natural repellent last month on e-commerce website Amazon.com. The blend is made from 13 different essential oils and herbal extracts.
One buyer, who said she was looking for a natural repellent because she is pregnant, wrote, "Absolutely love this...I tried another natural product from a different company and it smelled so bad, it would not only keep bugs away, but anyone else around me! This has a really nice, pleasant smell."
Another customer wrote, "Not only does it smell great, but it also keeps bugs off! Great quality product! The reviews were posted on the Amazon website.
During the hot summer months, mosquitoes and other insects plague several neighborhoods making it difficult for resident to step out without applying some form of repellent. The majority of repellents available in the market contain DEET, a man-made chemical whose improper or excessive use has been linked to dangerous side effects like memory loss, shortness of breath, weakness, muscle and joint pain, and tremors. Ovvio Oils' Prevent, a 100% natural insect repellent made from premium oils, is a viable option for consumers who are looking for chemical-free alternatives.
Lemon Eucalyptus that contains citronella, a powerful natural repellant, is an active ingredient in Prevent. In fact, the Centre of Disease Control (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have both said that it is as effective as DEET in keeping insects and bugs at bay. The mix also contains castor oil, another plant extract which, historic documents reveal, was burned in Ancient Greece to keep insects away.
The other ingredients in the repellent are cedar, lemongrass, eucalyptus, olive, cherry kernel, rapeseed oil, bergamot, lavender, rosemary, tea tree, peppermint, and herbal extracts. Together, these oils form a potent blend that offers protection against a number of insects, including deadly mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus, chikungunya, and yellow fever diseases.
Prevent is free from chemicals, synthetic pesticides, alcohol, and animal-based products. It has a fresh, citrusy smell and can be directly sprayed on the skin. It offers protection for 4-6 hours.